Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is one of the oldest living tree species. Ginkgo leaf comes from the Ginkgo Biloba tree, also known as the maidenhair fern or the living fossil tree. Ginkgo has a long history of use in treating blood disorders and memory issues. Ginkgo leaf is a popular herbal medicine which originated in the Far East, but is now one of the most widely sold herbal treatments available in North America.
Ginkgo leaf extract is used to treat a variety of conditions. It is said that it can help increase blood flow and aid in circulation. The Ginkgo leaf is also used to prevent muscle pains, cramping or degeneration.
Ginkgo leaves can be used to make a tea, which makes a natural, energizing, non-caffeinated herbal stimulant. Adding Ginkgo leaves to herbal teas helps to increase the effects of other tonic adaptogens or medicinals. For this reason, Ginkgo leaves are often used with other herbs particularly gotu kola, brahmi, tulsi or ginseng. When used with ginseng or tulsi it works synergistically to help increase energy and improve one's ability to concentrate or focus.
To make Ginkgo leaf tea, take 28 grams of dried Ginkgo leaves. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add Ginkgo leaves; let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and serve. The Ginkgo leaf tea is often sweetened with honey or sugar in order to give a better flavour.
Organic Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo biloba)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 5 mins.|
|Caffeine: Caffeine Free|
|Grade or Quality: C/S|